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Jojo Moyes


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Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

The film adaptation of Me Before You starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was released in June 2016 and was a huge box-office success. The screenplay was written by Jojo.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Historical
 
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Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (2004) : Foreign Fruit
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : Silver Bay
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (2011) : The Last Letter from Your Lover


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